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Intel: Retina laptop, desktop displays coming in 2013

Apple calls the displays on its iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad “retina” displays because they have so many pixels packed so tightly that it’s impossible for the human eye to tell one pixel from another while holding the device a comfortable distance away from your face. Android tablet makers are expected to step up their […]

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How to enable Windows 8 Metro style apps on an older netbook

Update: The guide below was written for Windows 8 Developer Preview and will not work with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview released on February 29th, 2012. But you can still enable Metro style apps on Windows 8 Consumer Preview — you just need to download a graphics driver that lets you adjust your screen resolution […]

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Yahoo Mail Beta is faster, more feature-rich… not built for netbooks

Most netbooks have 1024 x 600 pixel display. While there are certainly a few exceptions, most Windows apps can run reasonably well at that resolution and most web pages are viewable with a minimal amount of scrolling. But for some reason, Yahoo Mail isn’t one of them. For the past few years, every time I’ve […]

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A flood of 1366 x 768 pixel netbooks could be on the way

Taiwanese PC makers tell HKEPC that Intel is loosening some of its hardware restrictions for netbooks running low cost Windows XP licenses. According to the report, Intel had insisted that Atom N270 and N280 powered netbooks stick with 10 inch or smaller displays with 1024 x 600 pixel or lower resolutions. Of course, there have […]

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High res updates: Dell Mini 10 w/HD in Europe, HP Mini 2140 w/HD in the wild

There are three netbooks that I’m aware of that currently have screen resolutions higher than 1024 x 600 pixel. The HP Mini 2140, Dell Inspiron Mini 10, and Gigabyte Touch Note T1028M are all available with 10 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel displays.  Not all of these computers are available around the world yet though. […]